The University of Michigan is set to conduct studies into new vehicle communication systems, which are designed to warn drivers of dangers on the road. The university program is expected to last for one year and, if successful could stop about 90 percent of deaths that occur on the roads. The new system could warn drivers of such things as other drivers breaking hard and possible accidents. [Read more...]
Two new women’s and children’s hospital complexes, opened by the University of Michigan are expected to hire a total of 500 employees by November, when it opens. The Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital and C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital already employ about 4,000 people and have recently taken on another 150 staff to fill various positions, including physicians. 63 more positions are being advertised and when the new complex opens it is expected to have filled a total of 500 positions. [Read more...]
The University of Michigan will begin a smoking ban, on the 1st of July in an attempt to create a totally smoke free campus. The proposed ban will prohibit smoking on any part of the schools property including parking lots. However university members will be allowed to smoke in their own cars and on the public sidewalks. School officials explained that the ban is hoped to raise awareness regarding the negative effects on smoking and also the pressure it is putting on the already struggling health care systems. [Read more...]
The board of regents at the University of Michigan have approved a new health care policy institute and renovation plans, which will cost about $13.7 million to renovate the large building based in the Northeast area of the schools campus. The new institute is expected to be one of the biggest of its type within a university and roughly 500 researchers will be able to work there.
The University of Michigan dean, James Woolliscroft has said “The research done at our new institute will inform and influence public policy and enhance public and private efforts to improve the quality, safety, equity and affordability of health care services.” [Read more...]
Mall tycoon, Alfred Taubman, has made yet another donation of $56 million to the University of Michigan. The recent gift makes Taubman the highest donor to the university, who’s given a grand total of $141 million to aid in a various number of stem cell research related departments, student scholarships and the expansion of the university’s Art Museum.
Taubman’s net worth is set at a value of around $2.3 billion, ranking him amongst the top 600 billionaires, according to the 2011 World’s Billionaires List by Forbes Magazine. [Read more...]
A student of the University of Michigan, Chris Armstrong, is attempting to sue Andrew Shirvell, the former assistant attorney because of bullying campaigns which took place online. Shirvells website, titled ‘The Chris Armstrong Watch’ was aimed at targeting Armstrong because of his homosexuality and accuses him of staging parties designed to ‘recruit’ college freshmen into his gay scene. [Read more...]
The Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, of the University of Michigan, has been closed until next year and its members have been forced into alternative living quarters. The fraternity chapter have been closely watched for some time now, following allegations of hazing. Reports of pledges being shot with air rifles, hit with brooms, had tennis balls pelted at them and been forced into drinking water with gold fish in it.
The allegations were taken seriously when a concerned parent contacted the university, by email, and explained what had happened to her child. Further disciplinary action may be taken against the students involved, but for now they will be disbanded and put in to alternative university housing. [Read more...]
A study at Michigan university have concluded that more people are inclined to believe in ‘climate change’, rather than the term ‘global warming’. Until recent years the term ‘global warming’ was used to refer to the changes expected as a result of carbon emissions. However these days we refer to it as ‘climate change’ and the university’s studies have confirmed that more people have taken this as a serious discussion topic.
An online survey was undertaken, in which 2,267 US citizens were asked whether they considered either ‘global warming’, or ‘climate change’ to be a serious problem. The results show that 74 percent of those asked chose ‘climate change’ and only 68 percent chose ‘global warming’. [Read more...]